West Virginia Penitentiary, Moundsville

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West Virginia Penitentiary Reviews
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  • September 26, 2017
    Truly a hidden gem,and off the touristy path but worth the trip. Not a place for young children--should be at least 13. It is a massively huge place. Just to see all the fencing wire, cages, razor wir...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    standing in front of the building will just make you feel so small due to its massive size. the north walk was amazing to learn about some of the most notorious inmates in that section. we heard noise...  more »
  • September 21, 2017
    Great place for an investigation and the people are very knowledgeable. The pre-tour was complete and off we went on our own to explore. The only issue was being with a group of guys that like to flas...  more »
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  • April 9, 2017
    My friend and I came here as it's been a place on our bucket list for quite some time. The prices in the gift shop and the tours were very reasonable. We did the historic tour and our tour guide Donna was very knowledgeable about the history of the Penitentiary. It was easy to tell that she has spent some time learning about the facility. The tour lasted about 90 minutes total. Pictures were allowed in the Penitentiary, which I took lots of. Overall, I would recommend​ this place to anyone interested in WV history, paranormal, or Gothic architecture.
  • July 9, 2017
    One of the most phenomenal experiences of my life. Felt so much spiritual energy and personal experiences with the spirits. Do research and visit the afterlife museum to get the story's on some of the paranormal.
  • June 8, 2017
    Worth every penny. The prison tour is very informative, and just an experience all in itself. The haunted house that they host here is a must visit if you're in the area for Halloween.
  • May 28, 2017
    Wife and I did the Escape Room this past Friday night. We had a blast trying to escape and the staff were awesome. On Saturday, The paranormal tour guide was full of creepy information about every part of the prison. During free time to roam, we sat alone in an empty, pitch black room and heard chains hit the floor right next to us. I got up to investigate, saw no chains, or people either. Tried to mimic the sound with my keys, but couldn't do it. Super creepy! Will return for the next Escape Room.
  • May 30, 2017
    Had a wonderful time. Tour guide knew what he was talking about. Made it fun for the younger kids. Would definitely go back again

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